West Des Moines is a city located in Polk County Iowa. With a 2020 population of 71,145, it is the 7th largest city in Iowa and the 570th largest city in the United States. West Des Moines is currently growing at a rate of 1.73% annually and its population has increased by 3.52% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 68,723 in 2020. Spanning over 48 miles, West Des Moines has a population density of 1,511 people per square mile.
The average household income in West Des Moines is $103,983 with a poverty rate of 6.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in West Des Moines is 36.7 years, 36.2 years for males, and 37 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of West Des Moineswas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.
85.42% of West Des Moines residents speak only English, while 14.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.81% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in West Des Moines is Hispanic, with 29.51% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in West Des Moines is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.74%.
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The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in West Des Moines
88.94% of West Des Moines residents were born in the United States, with 61.00% having been born in Iowa. 5.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.